Ubuntu :: Unable To Switch From GUI To Console Mode?
Mar 31, 2011
I'm having difficulty switching from GUI to console mode. I use ctrl-alt-f1 and the screen goes blank and I see a flashing cursor but I'm unable to do anything. I can switch back into GUI mode using ctrl-alt-f7. Also at times I see the word Ubuntu with 4 dots and 2 of them are orange if that's of any use. Like the initial boot loading screen.
I've tried going back to the default display drivers and that hasn't solved it. I'm using a CRT that's connected up to my display card via a VGA > DVI converter. *I've just checked and I can't get into recovery mode either
I am using a virtual pc software called VMWare workstation ver 7.1. platform win 7. I installed a redhat linux 5 in vmware. I am able to access graphical mode but unable to access the console mode (ctrl+alt+f1....f6).
Just upgraded to maveric desktop and can't switch to console no longer. Pressing ctrl-alt-f1 etc pauses the screen and removes the mouse pointer, the console is not shown. Pressing ctrl-alt-f7 unfreezes the screen again and shows mouse pointer.
I know it doesn't happen to many other people but happened to me. Any ideas how to troubleshoot/fix?
[Arch Linux] This has been mildly annoying ever since I installed Arch. From X, I can switch to any of my ttys, using Ctrl+Alt+FN. But when I'm in a console, that key combination does nothing, and I have to restart X11 to get back.
How to access console of a switch having rj45 on switch side to db 9 female on pc side console cable which needs to be connected to one console server having rj11 on its side and db 9 female on other end. i.e. on switch side, console cable has rj45 and db 9 pin female connector on other side of the console cable which has come with switch. Now I have to connect this switch using console server which has a cable having rj11 on that server side and other end is db 9 pin female. Now I have to connect switch serial console cable to console server serial console cable using some converter or some cable which can connect both db 9 female connectors. How to do that? I have linux as os and minicom and console utilities.
I removed gdm and kdm and my laptop started in console mode.Now I would like to get same thing - I made upgrade to ubuntu 10.4 and it starts again in graphics mode. I removed from grub menu.lst splash and quit, removed gdm and kdm - and again I receive graphics prompt.PS I removed also failsafe-x.
My problem is that I am trying to install an Nvidia driver on ubuntu 10.04, and I can not access my console mode by pressing ctrl alt f2. When I press that keystroke my cursor will disappear till I press alt f7.
not sure exactly when this broke, but for some reason I'm not able to use CTRL-ALT-F1 anymore to fall back to the first virtual console.I can kill X with CTRL-ALT-BACKSPACE just fine, but I'd like to be able to get a normal shell to kill things when I've messed too much with graphical stuff.
I can gnome-open or eog a .jpg file in terminal command window in the gui mode. But when I use console, this commands doesn't open them up but instead gives an error. I want to try opening images, text files, videos, music in console mode, but the commands eog and gnome-open don't work here.
I recently upgraded from 10.10 to 11.04 and have been unable to switch to console mode (Ctrl+Alt+Fx key combo). The system just freezes on attempt (not even capslock on off works) and the only option is hard reset. I am on a SONY VAIO VGN-CR353, just in case.
I am running 11.4_64, KDE47 (recent update from 46) I have three Suse Linux pcs on my network. I'll call them desktop, media center and laptop.
I am logged in to my desktop , I want to open a new session and log in to my media center.
From GUI, I select application launcher - leave -switch user and get a fresh kdm greeter screen.
On the Greeter screen, I select Menu - Remote Login A window opens displaying three machines - my desktop, my laptop and my media center. When I move the mouse into the new window to select the media center as the new target machine, the window immediately closes.
I have Xdmcp access enabled in kdmrc on all three systems(and rebooted).
This did work fine back when I was on KDE45 and KDE46.
Is there a new permission or setting now under KDE47?
After upgrading to Ubuntu 9.10 I no longer get a login prompt when switching to console mode e.g. (CTRL+ALT)-F1. Instead i just get blinking cursor in the top left corner. Key strokes are printed the screen but otherwise nothing happens. I can switch back and forth between X and the console normally.
Where are the consoles configured, and is there a corresponding log somewhere i can check? Has anyone had similars problem?
My system is an old Amilo Pro laptop with a VIA 800 compatible chip-set.
I recently installed ubuntu 10.10 on my Acer Aspire laptop 5745G-7671 laptop. It has an Nvidia Geforce gt 420m dedicated card, and an Intel HD integrated GPU. The problem is, I recenly installed a driver for it (because ubuntu had already found a driver in hardware management). After I did that, everytime I try to start ubuntu, I can no longer see any GUI interface.I have tried everything. I tried restarting X (which doesn't seem to work in Ubuntu 10.10, and tried holding CTRL+ALT+F7 too, but it just displays a few "[ OK ]" messages.
When I try to load Ubuntu (recovery mode) or if I press Ctrl+Alt+F1, the image gets corrupted showing a white screen with black writing on it, but which is unreadable. Also the words seem to be spelled backwards. I'm trying to install an NVIDIA driver and I need to stop first the X server.
I recently hooked my television up to my computer as a second monitor so that I can watch videos on it. However, I don't always want to be in dual monitor mode. I've found that running "gksudo nvidia-settings" allows me to switch between the two modes without restarting X if I change some settings around and click "apply".
Is there a way I could setup two scripts to handle this process? The main problem I'm encountering is the fact that I change all the settings through the nvidia-settings graphical interface; therefore, I have no idea what's actually happening behind the scenes, so I don't know how to go about putting the two scripts together (what commands to issue, etc.).
I'm running Fedora11 OS on my desktop.my HSPA USB modem(Prolink PHS101 HSPA modem)is not detected as communication device. it detected as a CD ROM. could you please tell me the way to make functioning of it in Fedora 11 how to switch to communication mode.
I run a number of Ubuntu 9.10 boxes attached to multiple daisy-chained KVMs. None of the PCs are using any GUIs - they all run in console mode. I often reboot them remotely via an SSH session, etc. If a monitor isn't actually active on the PC when it reboots, Grub2 uses a low-res video mode, despite having a higher-res video mode set correctly in Grub2's configuration. If I reboot WHILE THE MONITOR is attached to the Ubuntu PC via the KVM, the video mode is set correctly as configured in Grub2's config files. If I reboot WITH NO MONITOR attached, the video mode is ignored and I'm stuck in a low-res mode next time I attach to the PC via the KVM. How can I force Grub2 to honor the configured graphics setting, despite not having a monitor present at the time it boots?
I've just tried to install X on my new debian system which had a nasty side effect. I can see the bootcycle up to "Waiting for /dev to be fully populated." and then the screen switches into a display mode unsupported by my display. I've had problems like this many times before because the display returns it's capabable of resolutions like 2048x1536, which it just isnt. I've had to disable autodetection whenever using this display. One thing to note thought is that it's NOT X that's messing up the display. It's setting the wrong display mode even before the filesystems are mounted. And I've already uninstalled X with no change either. Also recovery(single user) mode has no proper display output either.
My problem is that I anyway cannot get to the text console when I have run the desktop environment. When I press Ctrl+Alt+Fx (where x - number of tty console), the video adapter doesn't send signal into monitor. Keyboard also stops reacting, only Magic SysRq Key works. The same result I can see when I turn off the desktop environment (I have uninstalled gdm) or kill X-server with the "kill -9" command. The only way to get to console (except window terminal) is remote connection via SSH.
The problem occurs only when I have run X-server. When I turn on the computer, I can see start messages. Since I've uninstalled gdm, I have also access to the console after I turn on my computer. I can normally switch between tty consoles, until I type "startx" command. Everything started when I've tryed to install non-free ATI video drivers. They practically worked, because I've had some problems with them (I just don't remember what problems), so I've uninstalled them and returned to the open. Then this problem apeeared. I tried to reinstall Xorg, change kernel (installed from repos), switch off the framebuffer, but it gave nothing.
I've successfully install kvm with private network (nat) up running. I want to switch the kvm network using bridge mode (or host-interface), but do not success. env: nic iwl4965/ kernel 22.214.171.124/ debian etch upgrade to lenny/ kvm 0.9.1/ hardware hp 6910p The doc I follow up is at [URL] The way how i set it up is to modify /etc/network/interfaces by adding following section to enable br0
However, the problem is the guest os, which starts with -hda k1.img, can not access to the internet. Is there any step I miss? or it is because wireless does not support bridge (I've heard doc says that wireless does not support wireless bridge)?
I run a custom build of linux running kernel 2.6.24 and busybox. At the moment I'm investigating a kernel panic. The problem is that after 10 minutes the screen is blanked, i.e. it is still on but has been turned black. If you press a key then the command prompt is shown once again, but if the kernel has crashed then this won't work and any info about the panic is inaccessible. So I'd like to prevent the display being blanked. I've tried booting with 'apm=off' and 'apm=off acpi=on' kernel parameters but neither had any effect.
I just installed 10.04 on a computer I put together, I noticed the button that allows you to switch back and forth to the 'text entry mode' on the nautilus location bar is missing. Is there a way to get this back? I found you can use CTRL+L or use gconf-editor to switch but I used that button quite a bit and want to find a way to get it back.
I am working on development of an TOS that runs in Protected Mode. I am required to switch it from text mode to graphics mode. Everywhere I google I get only one solution set AX to 0013h and call INT 10 and easily the VGA Graphics Mode is set.
I am working in protected mode and hence cannot use INT 10. Can someone please guide me? I came across a post where it was said that this can be done by setting the VGA registers, but I could not understand much from the link provided in the post on how to implement it.
Since 13.37 I notice that vi needs the 'home' key to switch from input to command mode. I think this is only when I connect via Putty to the machine. When I am on local console it is still ESCape like it used to be. Does anyone know how to set it so that vi will switch from input to command mode using the ESCAPE key when using Putty?
Another vi question : When you edit htm files, vi goes automagically into some sort of html display mode. Ofcourse I never want that since all I do is edit the html in vi. So I need to go to command mode and type :normal everytime I want to edit html files. Where can you configure that vi (or vim) default to normal mode always?
<I see that vi links to elvis : > # ls -al /usr/bin/vi lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 5 Oct 3 2009 /usr/bin/vi -> elvis*